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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Henry Humbard

  • Henry L. Humbard, 80, of Geneseo, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Geneseo Good Samaritan Village. Funeral services celebrating his life were Thursday, ?May 3, at Vandemore Funeral & Cremation Services, Geneseo, followed by military honors conducted by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. A visitation was held prior to se...
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  • Henry L. Humbard, 80, of Geneseo, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Geneseo Good Samaritan Village. Funeral services celebrating his life were Thursday, ?May 3, at Vandemore Funeral & Cremation Services, Geneseo, followed by military honors conducted by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. A visitation was held prior to services at the funeral home. Per his request, cremation rites were accorded after the services. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Henry Humbard Memorial Fund.
    He was born on June 4, 1931, in Hamburg, Iowa, the son of Oscar N. and Virginia C. (Lambeth) Humbard. He married Jean D. Newman on?Aug. 9, 1952, in Essex, England. He proudly served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a 1st Sergeant. He also had been employed at Oscar Mayer Meat Packing Company, Davenport, Iowa, for 18 years. He was a member of the American Legion and had served as Commander of Paris Landing American Legion Post No. 89, Paris Landing,?Tenn. He also was a member of the VFW and a volunteer for the American Red Cross for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, especially being on Kentucky Lake. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    Survivors include his wife, Jean; two daughters and spouses, Sue and Joe DeVoss of Cocoa,?Fla. and Mary and Mike Pratt of Geneseo; a son and spouse, Bob and Tonya Humbard of Franklin, Ind.; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a sister, Fanny Gass of Joplin, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.
     
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